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Avila's El Ranchito

2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
+1 949-675-6855
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken soup” (10 reviews)
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“tortillas” (7 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This place was much better then expected. After drinks across the street, we needed to get some real food in our bellies. The ingredients were very fresh, the service was pleasant and the wait time was minimal.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Close to beach area. Nice place, one of the few places where you can sit outside. The service was very good, the food was fine, but not special.

Thank Leopold M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The neighbours from our beach rental told us to try it, not dissatisfied! Superb food, reasonably priced, portions very generous so don't over order.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Kudos to El Ranchito for saving a historic church and preserving much of the original architecture. The Mexican menu offers traditional favorites, and the service is definitely with a smile. Nice location for exploring old town Orange after lunch.

Thank RuNanS
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We wanted Mexican food so we went on a Wednesday night. The first table that sat as at was very dirty with food on the floor. The table was wiggled and it was just not a good beginning. We moved to a hard chair instead....More

Thank AwardproTravel
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A group of four of us went here for supper on a Friday night. I'll start with the food taste was great no complaints there. However, the waitress we had was horrible. She lacked friendliness, customer focus and even a personality. Never got refills on...More

Thank STRAIT24
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a hankering for Tacos, but not fast food tacos.. so she wanted to compare this Avila's to the one we went to in Laguna and the one she went to in HB... So all the menu items were fresh, hot,...More

1  Thank marcusf558
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've eaten here twice in the last sixty days and the food has been quite decent all around the table. The bar is a bit expensive if you get something like a pitcher of Cadillac margaritas. But the place is busy and the staff go...More

Thank MTrooper
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Our favorite Mexican food place. Great everything, all the time! Best quac, chips and salsa. If you try it you'll love it :)

Thank Steve_MBeach
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A delight for you stomach and soul! The food was good and the pitchers of skinny margaritas tasty but it was the fresh tortilla that made my night!

Thank Stacy K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-6855
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